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Thanks Weekend SaleHi friends!

How was your Thanksgiving?

Did you make or attend a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings? Bake a pizza instead?

We had a lovely gluten, dairy, and corn free turkey dinner with some of my family. I was elated to find a soft dinner roll recipe that we all could eat! The biggest hits were the chicken apple sausage stuffing made with some easy artisan bread, and green bean casserole with a roasted garlic cashew cream sauce studded with sauteed mushrooms and topped with caramelized onions.

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In honor of being thankful and Small Business Saturday I’ve put together a sale. There’s no need to fight the crowds on this one, and you can participate anywhere. What can be better than shopping in PJ’s at home for patterns?

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Springen Bandana

patterns

Hi friends!

I hope all is well with you

I love this time of year. The leaves are changing color, the air is getting crisper, and it’s the perfect weather to show off your knit and crochet pieces!

My current favorite is my newest pattern, the Springen Bandana. The gauge is large and chunky, but because the yarn is an airy mohair and silk i-cord the result is light and fresh. Springen is worked flat, from the top down with increases and the center and edges. It has garter stitch for the main body, and a dropped stitch edging. I used a simple chain as a closure; you can also use a brooch, large button, or a shawl pin. Did I mention it’s reversible, and only takes 1 skein of Kid-Setair?

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Springen Bandana by Jessica Bolof

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These lovely photos were taken by the talented B. Mae Photography  at a local romney sheep and angora goat farm. It was so fun traipsing around in the wooly creatures pasture while avoiding the rain and trying to find the perfect light. We couldn’t stay still for too long or the goats would try to eat our clothes! We even had a sheep nearly lick the camera lense.

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Springen Bandana by Jessica Bolof

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Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 20” / 51 cm & Depth: 9” / 23 cm

Yarn: 33 yards / 30 meters of super bulky yarn
Sample shown in 1 ball of Kid-Setair (70% mohair, 30% silk, 50 grams)

Needles: US 19 (15mm)

1 removable stitch marker & yarn needle

Gauge: 5 sts x 10 rows per 4” / 10 cm

 

Springen Bandana Buy Now

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In other exciting news, yes I’m sporting a baby bump! I’m so excited to become a mommy this spring. I’d love to hear about what your favorite things are to make for babies 🙂

[New Pattern] Amity Hat

Knitting, patterns

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

 

I finally have a new pattern to show off!

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

[talking to goats]

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 It comes in DK and worsted weight brims.

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

Matchy matchy

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 [feeding goats]

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 Cute slouchy gathers.

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This brim is made in Simplicity Metallic. Double sparkle!

 

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This brim is in Simplinatural and this hat makes me feel like a storybook character!

Amity Hat by Jessica Bolof - Photo by Matthew Richey

 

This shoot was a blast! We played with goats (they were even trying to lick the camera!), picked flowers with the neighbor kids, and did mini dance parties in between shots. The hat is just as fun to knit!

The Kid-Paillettes that is shown for the hat body has darling little sequins strung in with the mohair and silk to give your days and nights a bit of glimmer.

 

::Finished Measurements::

DK Weight Brim Hat
Hat Depth:
7 (7.25, 8, 8.5”/18 (18.5, 20, 21.5) cm
Brim Circumference:
12.75 (13.5, 14.25, 15)”/32.5 (35, 36, 38) cm
Body Circumference:
20.5 (21.5, 22.75, 24)”/52 (54.5, 57.75, 61) cm

Worsted Weight Brim Hat
Hat Depth:
7 (7.25, 8, 8.5”/18 (18.5, 20, 21.5) cm
Brim Circumference:
12.5 (13.75, 14.25, 15.5)”/ 31.75 (34.92, 36.19, 39.37) cm
Body Circumference:
20.5 (21.5, 22.75, 24)”/52 (54.5, 57.75, 61) cm

Materials
Yarn A:
DK Weight Brim Hat: 1 hank of Simplicity by Hikoo
Or
or 40 (45, 45, 50) yds / 36.5 (41, 41, 46) m of DK weight yarn

Worsted Weight Brim Hat: 1 hank Simplinatural
Or
26 (28, 30, 32) yds/ 23.75 (25.5, 27.5, 29.25) m worsted weight yarn

Yarn B (both hats): 1 ball of Kid-Paillettes
Or
1 ball of Kid-Seta by Schulana
Or
60 (65, 80, 90) yds/55 (59.5, 73, 82) m of Mohair Silk laceweight yarn

Needles:
DK Weight Brim Hat:
US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle for ribbing
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular and DPNs for hat body
Worsted Weight Brim Hat:
US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle for ribbing
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular and DPNs for hat body
Or size needed to obtain gauge

::Gauge::
DK Weight Brim Hat
32 sts & 28 rows using smaller needles and Yarn A in 2×2 rib per 4”/10 cm

Worsted Weight Brim Hat
28 sts & 24 rows using smaller needles and Yarn A in 2×2 rib per 4”/10 cm

Both Hats
20 sts & 18 rows using larger needles and Yarn B in st st per 4”/10 cm

1 stitch marker & yarn needle

 

$5.50 

Fall KAL: Amber Cardigan!

Knitting

Amber Cardigan by Jessica BolofAmber Cardigan by Jessica Bolof

It’s Time For a Fall KAL!

 

Mark your calendars! The KAL will run September 15th – October 31st!

Schmutzerella Yarns and I are joining together for a virtual KAL (Knit A Long) with my Amber Cardigan! Join in on the fun anytime during the KAL for chatter & prizes in the thread on Ravelry.com.

Who says a lightweight sweater must be knit on tiny needles? Not me! Use 2 strands of lace weight yarn held together for this quick but delicate looking sweater. It is knit bottom-up in one piece, has built in sleeves, rolled edges in the front, and the only seaming you will need to do is at the shoulders. If you want to knit a fingering weight version simply use 1 strand at a time and you will only need half the stated amount of yarn!

Sizes:
To fit a 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)” /
71 (81, 90, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142, 152.5)cm bust

Yarn (remember that yarn is held double so that’s why you need so much!):

885 (1045, 1200, 1355, 1515, 1675, 1820, 2010, 2160) yards / 2248 (2560, 3048, 3442, 3848, 4254, 4623, 5105, 5486) meters of lace weight yarn

[Join in on the KAL fun here!]

[Flash Sale]

Knitting

Flash Sale until 8/1/13

Act now, sale is only until the 1st of August!
This is my first ever and super rare Flash Sale! All of my indie single patterns can be 50% off by using coupon code FLASH13 until end of day on 8/1/13. Thinking about Fall and the chill it brings? How about quick Christmas presents? Or will you still be sweltering in the heat for a while? Chances are that you will be able to find a pattern that you just have to have!

Is there a catch? Nope, but if you want to be a sweetheart you can forward this to a friend!

So grab some yarn, needles, and a pattern or two! Here’s my Ravelry.com store page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/jessica-bolof

Happy knitting,
Jessica

Twist Headband

Knitting, patterns, Yarn

Twist Headband

Hello lovelies! I have a wonderfully simple summer pattern for you all!

Twist Headband by Jessica Bolof

After knitting and attaching ribbons simply:

::Center at back of Neck::

::Cross in front::
::Cross again::
::Tie::

Finished Measurements:
Length: 44” / 110cm
Width: 2” / 5cm

For more pattern info click on over to the Ravelry.com page. Pattern is available for free for my Rav group members and newsletter members.

USD $5.00

Effortless Lace Tank

Knitting, patterns, tank top

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This tank will effortlessly fit into your summer wardrobe with capris or denim shorts, or Spring & Fall with skinny jeans and a cardigan.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

Choose a size with at least 8” / 20cm ease for maximum style.

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof

This stitch pattern is fun to work and easy to memorize. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I did designing it!

Effortless Lace Tank by Jessica Bolof All photos (c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter


Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Measurements
Tank Circumference:
40.5 (43.25, 46.25, 49, 52, 60.5, 63.5, 66.5, 69.25)” / 103 (110, 117.5, 124.5, 132, 154, 161, 169, 176)cm

Tank Length:
18.5 (19, 19.5, 19.5, 19.75, 20, 20, 20.5, 20.5)” / 47 (48.5, 49.5, 49.5, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52)cm

Yarn: 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) balls of
Schulana’s Merino Cotton (148 yards / 135 meters per 50 grams of 53% Merino & 47% Cotton)

610 (660, 770, 825, 917, 985, 1034, 1110, 1156) yards / 556 (600, 700, 753, 836, 898, 943, 1012, 1055) meters of dk weight yarn

USD $6.00

Snazzy Hat

Knitting, patterns, Ravelry
Snazzy Hat by Jessica Bolof

(c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

I was amazed how this hat looks good on everyone that has tried it on. First it was a friend with a bobbed haircut, then my musician brother in-law, and finally my brother who isn’t much of a hat person is requesting one. He didn’t want to give it back after the photo shoot!

Snazzy Hat by Jessica Bolof

(c) 2013 Shawnie Krauter

A simple 3×2 brim kicks off the simple slouchy nature of this hat. The addictive eyelet pattern is easy to memorize, so you can work on it at social events, watching your favorite tv show, or even at a sporting event without worrying about shaping until the end.

Finished Measurements
Note: Finished hat is very stretchy and will fit up to a mens large.
Hat brim circumference: 15.5” / 39.4 cm
Hat length: 10” / 25.4 cm

Our photos are a mixture of us messing around and trying to be serious with photographing the collection. As it turns out we are quite silly people 🙂
For more pictures please see the Ravelry page here.

$5.00 USD 

Wander Collection

patterns, Ravelry, Yarn

It all started with a ball of yarn. It sparkled and glimmered at me until I would stroke it’s soft alpaca halo. I was hooked after that! Schulana’s Luxair (distributed by Skacel) is currently my all time favorite yarn. I dream of knitting a throw with huge 8 stitch cables all over it. It will be warm, soft, and I’ll never leave the house again if I make it!

Anyway, about the collection. There is four quick knit hats; Adventure, Venture, Embark, and Journey. All of the hats are reversible sans Venture. Adventure, Embark, and Journey finished measurements are: Brims are 17.5” / 45.5cm but it will stretch to fit 23” / 58.5cm, Depths are 8” / 20.5cm. While Venture is a super slouchy with a Depth of 10” / 25.5cm.

 

The eBook is available via Ravelry for only $15 USD 

 

For more info about the collection please visit the Ravelry page for Wander Collection.

Wander – a collection of hats made with Luxair

Giveaway, patterns

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/wander

{Sometimes we need to wander and explore our surroundings. Walking along a trail becomes a journey, a journey to an adventure, and adventures help us realize what is important. It’s my hope that you can embark on your venture while staying warm in one of these hats, even if it’s in your living room reading a fantastic story.}

This collection has a total of 4 hats. New patterns will be published on March 6th, 13th, & 20th. After all of the patterns are released you will have the option to download the eBook or the individual patterns.

Available through Ravelry.com for $15 USD

I’m hosting a small giveaway for Wander! Some of the prizes are

a copy of the Wander eBook with new pattern automatically mailed to you

some of my newest and most popular PDF patterns!